Pet Advent Bags

Hey Yall! I hope you enjoy this super simple DIY on how to make pet advent  bags! I was watching Cheap Crafty Girl on You Tube talk about making advent bags. She mentioned that she had heard of people making them for their pets too!! This gave me a great idea of something fun to try.  If you are unsure what advent bags are, they are paper bags that you open during the month of December leading up to Christmas with a little goodie inside. You can make just one, several, or for the entire month of December! I just made one for my pets to enjoy opening. This is what I used below:

What you will need to make this craft is :

Paper bags (I used popcorn bags from the Dollar Tree)

Scissors

Number Stickers (optional for date)

Holiday cards / one per bag (or other decorations)

Tape

One thing that is great about making pet advent bags is that you can get REALLY creative when decorating them. I did a very simple idea which was to use holiday cards as the decoration. All I did was cut the cards in half, take out the paper message from inside, and tape them to the bags. Pictured below is how I did that. My cards were from the Dollar Store. I always try to make DIYs as cheap as possible!

First I cut the card in half with my scissors. Your card may not have a separate paper piece inside that can be take out. These cards did though so I just removed that so that I could put tape onto just one piece of the card.

I thought it looked better to put a few rolls of tape onto the back of the card so that the tape could not be seen from the front of the bags. I used clear scotch tape but probably any tape or stick glue would work! I cannot explain how easy these pet advent bags are to make. I feel that even kids would enjoy decorating these. If you do not have pets you can always make these for your children or significant other. In my opinion, no one ever gets tired of opening a surprise bag! 😉

I hope you enjoyed this craft! If you make these I would love to hear about how it goes for you. Below is the video of my dogs opening their pet advent bags. If you are not a member of my channel yet I would LOVE for you to be! When you click on the video you will be taken to my YouTube channel. Please hit the red subscribe button to join my channel! Look forward to seeing you there. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! It has been a pleasure blogging for yall this year.

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Hot Chocolate Bar

Hey Yall! I watched a fellow YouTuber’s Channel, Cheap Craft Girl ,  the other day and became inspired to make a Hot Chocolate Bar in my kitchen! I hope that you enjoy this simple and yummy DIY! As we near December, the weather is becoming perfect for hot chocolate. I currently am drinking a cup as I write this blog.

What you need to make your hot chocolate bar: 

3 jars (I used 2 mason jars and one larger jar)

mini marshmallows

peppermint sticks (could also use crushed peppermint or peppermint bark)

KCup Hot Chocolate Cups OR Hot Chocolate Mix

 

Making this little hot chocolate bar is extremely simple. Load your jars with your ingredients (marshmallows, peppermint sticks, KCups/hot Chocolate Mix, etc.) I set my hot chocolate bar up right next to my Keurig but you can put it wherever you think it works on your kitchen counter. I will say that if use KCups, you will probably have several extra ones that will not fit inside your jar.  I decided to use my cute little snow man cookie jar to put my extra KCups in. Not only does this add an adorable factor to your hot chocolate bar but it works very well for storage!

Hoping everyone has a peaceful day and stays warm. Remember to sprinkle kindness around like confetti and share a cup of your hot chocolate with a friend, family, and/or neighbor. My YouTube video on my Chocolate bar is located below. Feel free to check it out. Until next time, cheers!

 

 

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